Michael B.Silverstein


Columbus + 1.614.281.3824

Michael Silverstein focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, including false advertising, qui tam, and health care actions. His experience includes fact development and gathering, offensive and defensive discovery, preparing for offensive depositions and witness interviews, and conducting legal research.

Michael also maintains an active pro bono practice. Recently, he was a member of a team representing a client in his Seventh Circuit habeas appeal. Jones Day argued that the client's mental handicap could constitute grounds for equitable tolling; the panel unanimously agreed in a published opinion. He is currently a member of a trial team working to obtain asylum for an individual in the United States.


  • Prisoner prevails in Seventh Circuit habeas appealThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit appointed Jones Day associate Stephen Petrany to represent an Indiana prisoner whose federal habeas corpus petition was dismissed as untimely.
  • American Residential Services obtains dismissal with prejudice of putative nationwide TCPA class actionOn behalf of American Residential Services, LLC, Jones Day obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a putative nationwide class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA").
  • Bottler defeats class certification in Lanham Act lawsuit alleging false labeling and disparagement by indirect competitorJones Day has obtained denial of class certification in a first-of-its-kind Lanham Act indirect competitor putative class action lawsuit brought against a bottler.
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